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    Friday OT - Binge Entertainment

    Just as a head's up - if anyone wants to do Friday OT threads for a while, I'd be really appreciative. I definitely won't do next week, and may be spotty for a while after.

    There are all kinds of "binge" marathons of shows on TV right now (like the Breaking Bad binges), and sometimes radio stations will play several hours' worth of one artist/band (XM did this with Tom Petty on one of their throwback stations recently, but for a week or so).

    Are there any shows that you tend to throw on and watch for several hours in a row? Is it because you enjoy them so much, want to zone out, etc.? Same with music - do you ever just listen to a musician/group's catalog in a binge? Who and why?


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    Last winter I tore through the entire series of Eastbound and Down in a day and a half.

    As music goes, my wife and I have a terrible habit of loading up the cd player in her car with six cd's and then leaving them in for months at a time. The last Iron and Wine album was played repeatedly for almost a year. And I'm still not sick of it.



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    Trailer Park Boys. Every year around this time, I will plow through every single season and movie on Netflix. I ******* love that show boys!



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    After years of hearing how great it was, the family and I binge-watched The Big Bang Theory this summer and now we're all hooked and caught up for the new season.

    Next we're thinking of watching The Middle because I keep hearing how funny it is.

    Personally, I'm starting to watch Family Guy (not appropriate for the kids.) Never watched it.

    The Mrs. and I have so many shows we want to binge watch we don't know where to start: Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey....where should we start?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    After years of hearing how great it was, the family and I binge-watched The Big Bang Theory this summer and now we're all hooked and caught up for the new season.

    Next we're thinking of watching The Middle because I keep hearing how funny it is.

    Personally, I'm starting to watch Family Guy (not appropriate for the kids.) Never watched it.

    The Mrs. and I have so many shows we want to binge watch we don't know where to start: Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey....where should we start?
    I gave up on The Middle towards the end of the first season. I thought it was actually kind of insulting to people from the midwest. But I might just be overly sensitive.

    If you like Aaron Sorkin, the Newsroom is a solid bet. It does come off as preachy regarding media criticism, but it's smart and fast paced.

    There's five full seasons of Friday Night Lights, and every one of them (with the exception of Season Two when they were trying to save the show from cancellation and taking terrible notes from NBC) is a treasure.

    House of Cards is good guilty pleasure viewing, although I've heard many times that the British version was way better.

    Oh, and Moone Boy on Hulu is hilarious but there are only twelve episodes out and they're a half hour each. And since it features a cast with heavy Irish accents you have to watch it with subtitles.



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    Game of Thrones.


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    I think The Middle is great personally



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    Anyone watch this show back in the day?




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    When we finally caught on to Breaking Bad, it was the last season and we had to start at episode one and watch like crazy to catch up. We started watching the marathon on the very last day at noon to catch up for the final episode. I can't do that with the show any more, as it is so much better as a composite whole, and I don't want to see just a few random episodes.

    Other than that, we usually get sucked into the Twilight Zone marathons.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mjacobs View Post
    I think The Middle is great personally
    Maybe it got better and I bailed too soon. Sitcoms typically take a full season or two to really hit their stride.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Game of Thrones.
    I have binge watched this on multiple occasions. I've also binged on Boardwalk Empire, Episodes, Penny Dreadful, Masters of Sex, Dexter (Can you tell I like showtime's lineup ).

    I've got all of "the Strain" on my DVR and am going to attempt a Binge on it before too long.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    After years of hearing how great it was, the family and I binge-watched The Big Bang Theory this summer and now we're all hooked and caught up for the new season.

    Next we're thinking of watching The Middle because I keep hearing how funny it is.

    Personally, I'm starting to watch Family Guy (not appropriate for the kids.) Never watched it.

    The Mrs. and I have so many shows we want to binge watch we don't know where to start: Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey....where should we start?
    Downtown Abbey is a favorite in the WH.


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